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Targeting Competency: Using SSRD and Differentiated Rubrics to Teach

Targeting Competency: Using SSRD and Differentiated Rubrics to Teach | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Students diagnosed with learning disabilities are capable, intelligent, and creative students. As educators aim to create more inclusive learning experiences, some are using the term learning difference rather than learning disability to describe students who may benefit from interventions, accommodations, modifications
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Students diagnosed with learning disabilities are capable, intelligent, and creative students. As educators aim to create more inclusive learning experiences, some are using the term learning difference rather than learning disability to describe students who may benefit from interventions, accommodations, modifications
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Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School

Be The Change You Want to See By Shifting Traditional High School | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
At this big traditional high school teachers are taking the lead in the push for interdisciplinary, future-focused teaching practices.
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One of the big goals of the N.E.W. program is to create a learning environment where students are empowered and supported to be independent learners. That can be a challenge for students arriving to the program with eight or nine years of experiences with teachers who tell them exactly how to do well. Students in the N.E.W. program struggled with the freedom of the program at first and asked for more direct instruction.
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Dear Parents: Here's What You Should Know About Letter Grades -

Dear Parents: Here's What You Should Know About Letter Grades - | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
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Letter grades are static and subjective snapshots of one point in time. I have a child who consistently gets A's. It tells me (and them) nothing. I am interested in their progress not their achievement.
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Eight Questions for Better Lessons

Eight Questions for Better Lessons | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
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A good lesson plan is a living document. It is not set in stone, but rather it is a guide that keeps you—the classroom practitioner—engaged and thinking about what you are teaching. Reviewing your plan gives you the opportunity to make alterations and make it more effective before the show begins.
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Problem solving through collaboration

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Since Eltham High School began using a collaborative problem solving assessment tool to collect meaningful data, they now have a clear idea about students’ skills in both of these areas.

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How do we measure collaborative problem solving? Here is a possible tool.
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Growth Mindset Is Not Enough

Growth Mindset Is Not Enough | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
To help students face life’s challenges, teachers should seek to help them develop a broad set of skills.
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The issue I have with a lot of articles about Growth Mindset is that they miss the underlying neuroscience of WHY we have these types of mindsets in the first place. Due to this they then gloss over the power of how to work with others to create an environment and structures that encourage a particular mindset. Whilst this article does attempt to give a broader context for working with young people it still misses the point.
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Making the most of parent-teacher interviews

Making the most of parent-teacher interviews | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it

Kate Perkins discusses the benefits of effective teacher-parent relationships, how to get reluctant parents involved in the classroom, and how to best manage parent-teacher interviews.

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As a parent of two secondary school aged students this article has some very useful information. I find that most teachers don't provide us (as parents) with what we need to support our children. The two key messages - build a relationship and build a partnership
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As a parent of two secondary school aged students this article has some very useful information. I find that most teachers don't provide us (as parents) with what we need to support our children. The two key messages - build a relationship and build a partnership
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Tips to Engage and Guide Reluctant Students Toward Learning Goals

Tips to Engage and Guide Reluctant Students Toward Learning Goals | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it

According to master educator and professional development expert Robyn Jackson, “what we call ‘motivation’ in school is really a decision students make to invest in our classrooms.” 

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When students are involved in setting their own goals for their learning, not only do they learn more, but their motivation to accomplish these goals increases, as does their ability to self-evaluate and self-regulate their participation and performance in the classroom
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Are Australian Schools Killing Creativity?

http://abc.net.au/news/2017-02-15/schools-and-teaching-are-they-killings-creativity/8271362
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Perhaps we need to really go to work on fostering curiosity, creativity and entrepreneurship? Nice interview of the Head of St Pauls.
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Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students

Overcoming the Fear of Being Wrong: 20 Ways To Help Your Students | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Like cheating on a test, ignoring a friend’s phone call, wallowing in self-pity, or eating a pint of ice cream in one sitting, being wrong feels the worst when someone else is around to witness it. Unlike these things, being wrong is unjustly stigmatized as unacceptable. Everyone answers a question incorrectly now and then, but... Read More
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Here are a few ways you can help students—and yourself— be a little braver
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Strategies for Teaching Complex Texts

Founded in 1943, ASCD (formerly the Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development) is an educational leadership organization dedicated to advancing best practices and policies for the success of each learner. 

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Close reading and annotating are two strategies that students can simultaneously use to aid comprehension and extract meaning from text.
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Creative people have better-connected brains

Creative people have better-connected brains | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Seemingly countless self-help books and seminars tell you to tap into the right side of your brain to stimulate creativity. But forget the "right-brain" myth -- a new study suggests it's how well the two brain hemispheres communicate that sets highly creative people apart.
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A new study suggests it's how well the two brain hemispheres communicate that sets highly creative people apart
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Should emotions be taught in schools?

Should emotions be taught in schools? | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Our feelings can lead us into anxiety, arguments and worse. Some educators believe it’s time to give our kids emotional instruction.
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Research has found that people who are emotionally skilled perform better in school, have better relationships, and engage less frequently in unhealthy behaviors.
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 High Expectations, All Students, No Exceptions

 High Expectations, All Students, No Exceptions | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
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To truly have a classroom where children of all abilities thrive, our beliefs and actions make all the difference.
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5 Fallacies That Are NOT Differentiated InstructionASCD Inservice

5 Fallacies That Are NOT Differentiated InstructionASCD Inservice | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Differentiated instruction (DI) begins with an accurate understanding of what DI is—and is not. You may be surprised how easy it is to incorporate into your
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Differentiation is more reminiscent of a one-room-schoolhouse than of individualization. That model of instruction recognized that the teacher needed to work sometimes with the whole class, sometimes with small groups, and sometimes with individuals.
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The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement

The Role of Metacognition in Learning and Achievement | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Learning how to think about thinking can help students develop strategies for solving problems and understand tasks at hand.
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Metacognition can be developed in students in the context of their current goals and can enhance their learning of competencies as well as transfer of learning, no matter their starting achievement level.
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Eight Standards for Putting Skills First in Any Lesson Plan

Eight Standards for Putting Skills First in Any Lesson Plan | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
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focusing on skill development, rather than just content acquisition, yields lessons that are both rigorous and engaging.
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Here's one secret to successful schools that costs nothing: 'Social capital' linked to more students passing state test

Here's one secret to successful schools that costs nothing: 'Social capital' linked to more students passing state test | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Most factors that help make schools successful cost lots of money -- think teachers, technology and textbooks. But a new study suggests one factor that doesn't need any cash to implement can play an important role in helping students succeed at even the most disadvantaged schools. That factor is what scientists call social capital.
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Social capital is available to all schools, regardless of wealth, and can provide real benefits for student achievement.
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In conversation: Dylan Wiliam

In conversation: Dylan Wiliam | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it

Schools must work with parents to ensure they receive useful, meaningful information about their child's learning, says Professor Dylan Wiliam.

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We had this discussion in our family just recently. One of our children receives mostly A's and A+s in their schooling. I have a real problem with this as not only does it not tell me anything I don't believe that my child is being stretched. Yes they can "achieve" what is expected of them but I don't think it is challenging them to grow and think.
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We had this discussion in our family just recently. One of our children receives mostly A's and A+s in their schooling. I have a real problem with this as not only does it not tell me anything I don't believe that my child is being stretched. Yes they can "achieve" what is expected of them but I don't think it is challenging them to grow and think.
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A Focus on Self-Improvement

A Focus on Self-Improvement | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Five principles of deliberate practice can help teachers consistently improve their teaching.
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How can teachers use deliberate practice to improve what they do every day in the classroom?
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Teaching Goal Setting to Help Students Take Ownership of Learning

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Once students become proficient in goal setting, they begin to own their learning.
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Why Even Great Teaching Strategies Can Backfire And What To Do About It

Why Even Great Teaching Strategies Can Backfire And What To Do About It | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Teaching isn't always about knowing the best strategies. Sometimes it's more about when to use which strategy with an eye to any unintended consequences.
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The scientists can give you certain laws about learning, but they can’t put it together into instruction.
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15 Resources on Sparking Student Creativity

15 Resources on Sparking Student Creativity | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Here is a curated list of resources that offer different ways to promote student creativity using practical applications and classroom assessments.
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Some great resources to encourage creativity
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Could reality TV be the answer to our school troubles?

Could reality TV be the answer to our school troubles? | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
AUSTRALIA is on the brink of a revolution in our schools, with a radical overhaul driven by the kids whose lives it will transform.
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Really? Support teachers to grow their capacity to improve student progression? Who would have thought! This is exactly what we have been doing for the last 10 years and it is a lot more complex than this article suggests!
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Students more likely to succeed if teachers have positive perceptions of parents: Teacher training program can help promote parent involvement in education

Students more likely to succeed if teachers have positive perceptions of parents: Teacher training program can help promote parent involvement in education | High Performance Learning | Scoop.it
Researchers have found that teacher ratings of parental involvement early in a child's academic career can accurately predict the child's academic and social success.
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It's clear from years of research that teacher perceptions, even perceptions of which they are not aware, can greatly impact student success
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